Jul 272008
Lestes dryas

After the Higham Bight clean up some of us stayed at Northward Hill RSPB reserve for a while. Julie and Chris visited one of the ditches and found the scarce emerald damselfly. This is THE special damselfly of the north Kent marshes. It is very similar to the common emerald but can be distinguished by […]

 Posted by on 27 July 2008 at 11:26 am
Jul 272008
Clean-up Crew

  On Saturday members of the group, local residents and people from as far as Sittingbourne cleared rubbish from the shore of the Thames at Higham Bight just east of Gravesend. The shoreline of this bay is owned by the RSPB and forms part of the complex of RSPB reserves in north Kent. Higham Bight […]

 Posted by on 27 July 2008 at 11:19 am
Jul 252008
FW: Raft spider?

  At Thursley Sam found a small spider on one of the bog runnels. It looked at home and stayed on the water for at least 30 minutes. Other raft spiders found on the day were much bigger. Does Sam’s photograph show a young raft spider or another species just enjoying a swim! It was […]

 Posted by on 25 July 2008 at 11:19 am
Jul 242008

This Saturday (26th July) there are a group of volunteers helping to clean up the banks of the Thames at Higham Bight beach. If you would like to help, please contact Malcolm Jennings for further details, or contact the RSPB North Kent Marshes office:Telephone: 01634 222480E-mail: northkentmarshes@rspb.org.uk

 Posted by on 24 July 2008 at 6:00 am
Jul 222008

On Sunday the group visited Thursley Common in Surrey. This National Nature Reserve of open heath, woodland and bog is one of the best sites for wildlife in England. The birds seen on the day were very special. Dartford warbler was seen after only a few minutes and by the end of the day we […]

 Posted by on 22 July 2008 at 7:11 pm
Jul 012008
Cub Green Day

On Sunday 22nd June our group organised a Green Day for the District Cub Scouts at their Hope Hill camp site.The children were excellent and enthusiastically joined in birdwatching, plant finding, craft activities, insect sweeping, environmental games and recycling. Our thanks go to the Cub Scout leaders, Helen Morley from Plantlife, Lisa Selby from Gravesham […]

 Posted by on 1 July 2008 at 7:04 pm
Jul 012008
Longfield Fete

On Sunday 29th June, Jan & Mick represented the RSPB at the Longfield Fete.They enjoyed good weather and the Fete was a great success. They sold £53 of RSPB sales goods and gave out lots of information & advice. Don’t they look professional in their RSPB tabards!

 Posted by on 1 July 2008 at 6:46 pm